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News Links | February 7, 2023

February 07, 2023 by SBCTC Communications

System News | Opinion

Community colleges are among the state’s greatest assets

Paul Francis has his work cut out for him. As the executive director of the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, he is responsible for helping supply Washington with great thinkers, innovators and workers not only for the economy of tomorrow, but for the economy of today.
The Seattle Times, Feb. 6, 2023

Culinary teacher helps brainstorm ways doctors can discuss obesity, kidney issues with patients

... Recently, the Spokane Community College culinary teacher helped brainstorm ways doctors can talk to patients about obesity and kidney issues, on a discussion panel of medical specialists and patients within a study.
The Spokesman-Review, Feb. 5, 2023

Careers take flight at Green River College’s aviation program

... Green River College designed its aviation technology program to provide students with a real-world education and competitive advantages in the job market. It’s all done in classrooms and hands-on labs that offer a wealth of technical instruction and training ...
Auburn Reporter, Feb. 4, 2023

Grant to fund work skills program

Peninsula College has secured a $32,874 grant to fund a job skills program with Port Angeles-based custom boat builder, Brix Marine. ... This is the third grant that Brian Kneidl, the college’s associate dean for workforce programs, has secured from Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
Peninsula Daily News, Feb. 4, 2023

Clark College seeks support to add computer science bachelor’s degree

Representatives from Clark College delivered a statement of need for a bachelor’s degree program in computer science to the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges Wednesday morning.
Columbian, Feb. 4, 2023

Skagit Valley College culinary students get experience running a bakery

During the fall of 2021, the culinary arts program at Skagit Valley College went from selling coffee in the school cafeteria to opening the Backdoor Bakery and Bistro right outside the program’s kitchen. 
Skagit Valley Herald, Feb. 3, 2023

State Board set to hear 7 bachelor’s degree statements of need

The Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges at its regular meeting Thursday, Feb. 2 will hear bachelor’s degree program statements of need from seven colleges. [Clark College, Clover Park Technical College, Olympic College, Peninsula College, Spokane Community College, South Puget Sound Community College, Grays Harbor College, Skagit Valley College]
Suburban Times, Feb. 2, 2023

Trends | Horizons | Education

State Higher Ed funding rises again. Can it last?

State support for public higher education will increase this fiscal year, aided by the last burst of federal stimulus money. But some worry the boom times are coming to an end. ... State support increased in 38 states, jumping by 10 percent or more in 14 states. Funding decreased in just five states and Washington, D.C., according to the report.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 6, 2023

Politics | Local, State, National

Big projects and supports for students

Biden administration brass on Monday outlined the major roles that community colleges can play in huge infrastructure projects that are rolling out across the country thanks to federal legislation shepherded by the president.
Community College Daily, Feb. 6, 2023

How student loan forgiveness could win at the Supreme Court

If the parties challenging the plan can’t clear the standing threshold, then the Supreme Court justices shouldn’t consider the other arguments that the debt-relief plan is illegal. But that might not stop the conservative justices from striking down loan forgiveness.
Inside Higher Ed, Feb. 3, 2023

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